24 months
12806 USD/year
12806 USD/year
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The Philosophy program from Miami University is designed to provide both broad competence in the history of philosophy and depth in specific areas of student choosing. By providing a rigorous grounding in philosophy, we prepare students for further graduate study.


The department is pluralist, with particular strengths in 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Ancient and Modern Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Epistemology.

The philosophy faculty as a whole has a diverse array of interests, although many of us have research and/or teaching focus in the history of philosophy (especially Ancient, Modern, 19th Century, and 20th Century) and our program emphasizes the development of historical competence.

Our various interests and specialties allow us to offer courses in the traditions of both Continental philosophy and Analytic philosophy, as well as in the history of philosophy generally, understood as the common ground of both traditions. Our graduate students are similarly diverse in the range of their philosophical interests.

Learning outcomes

Graduates with Philosophy from Miami University will:

  • gain diverse knowledge in the range of their philosophical interests
  • live courageous and thoughtful lives by passing on to them the rich inheritance of the philosophical tradition: its great texts, its central problems and questions, and its distinctive methods of critical thought, reflection, questioning and self-questioning, lucid argumentation, and cogent writing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Continental Philosophy 
  • Analytic Philosophy
  • History of Philosophy
  • Feminist Theory
  • Epistemology
  • Ancient Philosophy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate School Application Forms and Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • GRE General Test Scores
  • A Statement of Purpose - This statement (approximately 2 pages) must indicate your primary intellectual interests and the reasons why you wish to pursue an advance degree in philosophy in our department.
  • A Writing Sample - Submit a philosophical paper (typically a 10-15 page term paper you wrote in an upper-division undergraduate course) that is representative of your intellectual work and your philosophical style.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6403 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6403 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

1095 - 1807 USD /month
Living costs

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